Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Saturday to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

The Race for the Cure is a 5K run or 1 mile walk with breast cancer survivors and friends to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation

Becky Jones, Lubbock Race for the Cure Co-chair, said the second you get your diagnosis of breast cancer you become a survivor.

"And if you've been diagnosed with breast cancer you've been touched by Komen."

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a 5K run or 1 mile walk to raise money for breast cancer research and Jones said they have a pretty big goal this year.

"Our goal this year is to try and get at least 8,000 participants and raise around 485,000 dollars."

Jones said all the money raised goes to helping women in the 16 counties they serve.

"75 cents of every dollar that’s donated stays here in Lubbock to support programs that provide screening, education, diagnostics and treatment. The other 25 cents goes to research."

The race is for survivors, family, friends, and anyone who wants to support the cause. Sally Luna, Race for the Cure Co-chair, was touched by everyone that came out to her first race.

"My first year that I was diagnosed I was surprised because everybody was there just about that worked with me."

The race is about support but you can also get a few prizes. Jones said the team that raises the most money will get the VIP treatment.

"VIP tent will be located right at the starting line right by the stage and it's going to be stocked with all sorts of goodies and beverages and you will be recognized on stage after the race."

And every breast cancer survivor is a VIP as well. Jones said each survivor gets a premium parking pass and access to the "Think Pink" cafe.

"You will also get wrist bands and you and two guests will be allowed into the "think pink" cafe and there they will have breakfast for you. It's very nicely done and girl scouts will be there to take pictures of you and your team mates and then they will also have the group survivor picture."

If you haven't registered yet you can register at the South Plains Mall outside the Women's Dillard's Wednesday October 2nd and Thursday October 3rd from noon-7pm and on Friday October 4th from 10am-2pm.

You can register the morning of the race at 7:30 am but the cost of registration goes up from 30 dollars to 35 dollars.

The race begins at 9:29 sharp at the Civic Center Saturday October 5th.

For more information you can visit the Lubbock Susan G. Komen website at www.komenlubbock.org

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